Out patient treatment?

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I am considering outpatient treatment. I am so depressed if I don't do this I will crash and burn. Has anyone done this?

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    Hi hes

    are you in the UK? If so call the nhs 111 they will be able to give you immediate support without the long wait in out patients.

    don't leave it! Pick up the phone now ♥♥

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      Here in the States, we have to call 911 and say, "I want to kill myself", or "I want to kill someone else", and they send the police to your home, or an ambulance if needed, and they take you to the emergency room at a hospital where you have to get a medical clearance, and if you cannot get that clearance, then you are hospitalized in a ward until you are better and then, finally, can be taken to the mental hospital.

      I hate the police coming to my house.  

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      I like that idea as when i have been in hospital , the crisis liaison worker comes to speak to me then they discharged you back home telling you that the person who you see at your local cmht will be in contact the next day - 9 times out of 10 they do not contact me leaving me with a very muddled , confused head .
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      Thanks for asking Lorraine. I am struggling with depression and trying to get on top of it.

      I get my girls off to school and then I sleep until it is time to go to work and every day I tell myself that I wish I did not have to go. But I took this little job so I could force myself up and out among the living.

      What I am doing is staying in my bed too much.

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      I am tired , communication is bad where i am at my local community mental health team centre , that is why i ended up in hospital after overdosing as that place was the only place - Emergency Department and in the wards upstairs i would get help , i would email my social worker that i needed help , was struggling but he ignored me , i trusted him , he let me down , now i have the team leader at the centre and he has other duties to see to as he is in charge of the social workers , support staff , etc under him so i get to see him half hour a week , i also had support worker who i haven't seen for 4 weeks despite team leader telling me that he would asked him to contact me , basically i have had enough and if i didn't wake up the next day it wouldn't bother me . i have a problem with phones - a phobia so prefer email .
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      I can remember calling a 24 hour crisis line prior to my overdose, and they were "not open"! Then when someone finally answered, they said that I did not live in their territory, but that they would contact the right person and she would come to my home to help me.

      I waited for 4 long hours and no one showed up! So I swallowed the pills. My daughter called to check on me and I guess I sounded groggy, so she called an ambulance.

      This could have been prevented. You know how badly the inner battle hurts. The pain is intense. But the right kind of intervention can make a world of difference.

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      That is bad !!, i have a out of hours number to ring - am only allowed to ring it when the Community Mental Health Centre is closed - so evenings , weekends , bank holidays is the only time i can ring them otherwise i have to ring the duty workers at the centre but they are not very obliging and make me feel uncomfortable , i would far rather ring the out of hours number - they have been kind , reassuring so i would wait until the CMNT Centre is closed ( they are open 9am - 5pm ) , the guy i see at the centre told me i could send an email to duty worker to tell them i was struggling and they would ring back - but they never have . , I have been sitting here telling my cat that i just don't want to be around , i have often said that i do not want to be part of a world where there is so little understanding from the people who are there - who are supposed to be helping us instead we are made to feel we are being a pest - they are professionals and they should know better , please take care x
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      Maria, you take care too.  I hope you find solace in the people you meet on here.  I care and many others do too.  The mental health system is only as good as the people working in it.  We can already feel that we do not belong, and some people add to that.
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    I have done out patient treatment and it helped greatly, but mine was intensive treatment that lasted for 8 hours a day.  For me, I prefer inpatient only because it removes me from everything in my life and I can think more clearly.

    So happy to hear that you are taking care of yourself before you crash and burn.  Please let us know how you are getting along.  confused

    Dawn, USA 

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